Claremont police responded to the Model 6 on Indian Hill Boulevard about 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning regarding a shooting in the area. Upon arrival they discovered a male victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen in front of one of the guest rooms.
As coronavirus cases continue to climb, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is reporting three emerging institutional outbreaks in and adjacent to Claremont.
Western Assemblies Home, which serves people affiliated with the Plymouth Brethren Church, has 12 cases among staff, six among residents and one death. Claremont Manor Retirement Community reports cases among six staff and two residents. Mount San Antonio Gardens reports cases among four staff members and three residents.
Service Center for Independent Life Executive Director Larry Grable removes some protective face shields from a box recently at the non-profit’s Claremont office. SCIL has a large shipment of gloves, masks, shields and hand sanitizer that they would like to give away to seniors and those with disabilities. People who are interested in the free PPE can call the SCIL office at 909-621-6722 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
A common sight when looking north towards the San Gabriel Mountains is seeing the many cell towers sitting on top of Sunset Peak. It would be pretty hard to find a better spot for these towers given the incredible view and remote location. These towers are rarely seen from this position given the steep trial starting from the Glendora Ridge Road. But on a clear day there is no better spot to see Southern California and the huge mass of humanity below. The weather until Sunday will be clear and cool for the summer with high temperatures only in the 80s. That will change starting next week, as heat really kicks in with long range daytime temperatures in the 90s. COURIER photo/Peter Weinberger
November may be months away, but Claremont residents hoping to run for local political office are already beginning to throw their hats in the ring.
For the first time this year, election to the city council will be determined by a district-based voting system rather than at-large elections. On November 3, two city council seats will be up for grabs.
Claremont has three emerging institutional coronavirus outbreaks. However, the city’s first such outbreak, at County Villa Claremont Healthcare Center, has been controlled.
Los Angeles County Public Health has reported that six staff and two residents at Claremont Manor have tested positive, and Western Assemblies Home has cases among nine staff members and seven residents, with one death. Mount San Antonio Gardens, which is in Pomona but has many Claremont retirees, has cases among five staff members and three residents.
On Wednesday, July 29, the Claremont Architectural Commission will host a public hearing to review plans for the construction of “The Commons,” a proposed real estate development at the northwest corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Foothill Boulevard.
Another Claremont tradition that will have to be skipped this year is our much loved Monday evening concerts in the park. However, thanks to the city of Claremont, the Kiwanis Club and Claremont Lincoln University, we can still enjoy the music even if we can’t be together.
Although the Neowise comet may not shine as brightly here in the Claremont area, it can make interesting viewing for a once in 7000 year event. The comet can be seen when the northwest sky turns dark, sitting low in the horizon. It may be difficult to see with the naked eye, so using binoculars is highly recommended. Look up and find the big dipper in the sky, then gaze straight down towards the horizon to find the comet. Keep in mind it won't stay in the sky long, normally just an hour or so once the night sky turns dark. This wonderful photo was shot by Roger Baker, who photographed the comet near his home in Rancho Cucamonga. The camera was able to pick up more detail because of the eight second exposure and a telephoto lens. You should be able to locate the comet until July 26.
The city of Claremont’s confirmed coronavirus cases continue to climb at a steady rate mirroring the overall trend in the county
In its daily news release the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported that Claremont now has 199 cumulative COVID-19 cases, an increase of 44 cases, or 22 percent, in one week. Fortunately Claremont still has only three confirmed deaths and three cases in unincorporated areas.
The death of George Floyd continues to reverberate across the country, roiling the nation’s streets, including here in Claremont, and packing the most recent police commission meeting. The image of a crowded council chamber is, of course, a relic of the pre-coronavirus era; however, more than 50 members of the public signed on for a six-hour-long Zoom meeting on July 9. The meeting began with a statement from Claremont’s Police Chief Shelly Vander Veen, which included a pointed defense of her department and the professionalism of her officers.
In recent weeks the assertion that Black lives matter has appeared again and again in social media, news outlets, and private conversations, according to Derik Smith of The Local Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Claremont. "Black people are at the center of global, national and local conversations about justice, society and governance,”?Mr. Smith said. Check out other zoom meetings coming this week in Claremont.
It’s likely that it will be a challenging few years for Claremont Unified School District (CUSD), as it faces inevitable budget reductions at the state level and high costs associated with implementing new instructional models for at least the 2020-21 school year.
However, the district’s financial situation for the upcoming year is better than initially projected, as Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Lisa Shoemaker announced
Bardot’s restaurant, including its outdoor patio, was closed on Monday after the governor announced enhanced restrictions on places where people gather as part of the effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The order from Sacramento included the shuttering of many sectors of the economy that were already closed in Los Angeles County however the order now includes gyms, in-person worship services, offices for non-essential workers, nail salons and barbershops. COUREIR photo/Steven Felschundneff